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Surprising their children with candy-filled Easter baskets is a cherished tradition for many families. Finding candy that is safe for kids with food allergies can be challenging, but there are many allergy-friendly options. Updated for 2017, the Kids With Food Allergies’ Easter candy guide is filled with food allergy-friendly sweets. Even favorites such as chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are included. This year's guide to allergy-friendly Easter candy is made possible by Surf Sweets.

How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies


Whether you are new to food allergies or a veteran, Easter may mean the hunt is on - for allergy-friendly bunnies! Allergy Superheroes blogger Eileen Rhoadarmer tells you how to make your own, in both chocolate and white chocolate! 

Easter and Passover Celebration Guides

Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover with Food Allergies
Learning to cook and bake is a basic life skill for kids, and even more important for kids with food allergies. It helps them learn about their food allergies and empowers them to make safe and allergy-friendly choices. Get kids involved from the beginning by choosing kid-friendly recipes together. There's no better way to start than with our new free recipe e-cookbook! KFA thanks So Delicious® Dairy Free for sponsoring this cookbook.
Safe Eats Desserts Recipe Cookbook
KFA sent a team to check out all the #NewFoodFinds revealed at the 2017 Natural Products Expo West. Find out which dairy-free milk alternatives are launching this year.
The SoyNut Butter Co. recalled all varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and all varieties of I.M. Healthy Granola products because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. I.M. Healthy Products were distributed in multiple states and may have been purchased in stores or through mail order. They were also distributed to child care centers and schools in multiple states. The CDC is investigating the outbreak, which has sickened 23 people in nine states, most of them children. 
We are standing up for people allergic to sesame. We joined with a consumer advocacy group to ask the Food and Drug Administration to add sesame to the list of ingredients that must be disclosed on food labels. Find out how to voice your support for adding sesame as a major allergen under the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.
Do you want to eat healthier and have more time in your day? We have two words to help you as you care for your family with food allergies: menu planning! Learn our seven  tips for planning allergy-friendly meals to save you time and energy.
In-N-Out Burger is the first fast-food restaurant to make the annual top 10 list from AllergyEats, an allergy-friendly dining guide. AllergyEats released its 2017 restaurant list recently.
News & Research

New Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan

The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed epinephrine as the first choice to treat severe allergic reactions. And to make certain parents, caregivers and others are ready to treat anaphylaxis, the AAP released its own version of a food allergy action plan.

Infants With Parents Who Smoke Are at More Risk for Egg and Peanut Allergies

In the first study of its kind, researchers found that infants exposed to secondhand smoke were more likely to develop food-related symptoms in childhood. Babies exposed to their parents’ smoking when they were two months old were more likely to show signs of allergy to egg and peanut when they were older. The research was presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Peanut Patch Continues to Show Promise for Treating Peanut Allergy

Children using an experimental skin patch to treat peanut allergy were able to tolerate more peanuts the longer they stayed on the patch, researchers reported at the 2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting. The peanut patch is a form of skin immunotherapy. It allows the immune system to be exposed to the allergen through the skin. The patch, called Viaskin® Peanut, is a product of DBV Technologies.
Events
Webinar - Health Insurance 101 for people with Asthma and Allergies
Food Allergy Recalls
Alert - Food Allergy Recalls

22 New Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens

Recalls include undeclared egg in Gerber Cheese Ravioli Pasta Pickups as well as Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti. Landies Candies Co. recalled a Wegmans Milk Chocolate Big Ear Bunny Sucker for undeclared peanut. Don’t miss FDA and USDA recall notices on the KFA blog!

Recipes & Food
7 Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Your Easter Menu

7 Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Your Easter Menu

How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

Passover Pancakes - egg & dairy free

Egg & Dairy-Free Passover Pancakes

How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

Passover Coconut Macaroons

Shop to Support KFA's Mission

Allergy-Friendly Easter and Spring Break Shopping Tips

Use our special link to Amazon.com while filling your Easter baskets with allergy-friendly treats and up to 10% of your purchases will go to KFA at no cost to you! Also, did you know that if you are going away for spring break you might be able to ship allergy-friendly items ahead to your destination? Save time while supporting KFA!
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